Once upon a time the whole world came to Kerala. Phoenicians, Chinese, Romans, Arabs, the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. Either as traders or invaders. St Thomas landed here as did the Jews fleeing the destruction of the Temple of Solomon. Arab traders brought Islam to India via Kerala during the Prophet’s life time.
Kerala, according to legend, was raised from the sea by Parasurama, the famed Hindu warrior priest.
Now it’s your turn to discover this remarkable area. Ask the concierge about tours.
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Culture and tradition run deep in Kerala.
Ancient dance forms like Kathakali and Kalaripayattu are believed to be the mother of all martial arts.
For 5,000 years, Ayurveda has been the path to rejuvenation - it’s stood the test of time. We’re enthusiast about our cultural traditions and look forward to sharing them.
Malayalam is the local language and is widely spoken. And since Kerala is the most literate state in India, many of its people speak English.
The summer months from March to May can be quite hot, while the winter months of December and January are best for visits.
This 35 meter tall structure, located on Kurumkal hill at the southern end of Kovalam Beach, has stunning views of Lighthouse Beach, Eve’s Beach and the surrounding landscape. Lighthouse Road is excellent for cycling and walks.
Karamana River Boating
Karamana River is the gateway to a magical world of the backwaters and wonderfully photogenic landscape. The Poovar estuary provides cruises, canoe rides, kayaking and houseboats.
Vellayani Lake is a stunning oasis and a majestic backdrop to the Vellayani Durga Temple.
A convenient spot for National Geographic grade sunsets. Take your camera
Another sunset location. Even the situation between Lighthouse Beach and Eve’s Beach, is romantic. Kovalam really does have spectacular sunsets.
Thiruvallam Parashurama Temple
This 2,000-year-old temple is one of the most significant Hindu shrines in India. It is situated on the banks of the Karamana River.
Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple
This historic site hosts rock-cut sculptures from the 18th century as well as unfinished works by Lord Shiva and Parvathy.